Thinking about taking up a course at the University of Melbourne mid-year?

Here's how to get started if you’re a domestic undergraduate student.

If you’re an international undergraduate student click here to learn more; if you’re interested in graduate study please check entry information on Course Search.

Please note, mid-year offers can’t be deferred. If you aren’t yet ready to commence studying with the University of Melbourne we advise you to reapply at a more suitable time.

  1. Check the entry standards (pre-requisites and entry requirements)

    Our entry standards below are indicative, which means, if you meet these standards, we encourage you to apply.

    If you’re a school leaver, check the indicative ATAR.

    If you’ve already done some tertiary studies, we consider your whole academic record, so don’t let your ATAR stop you if you’ve since reached our indicative WAM.

    Refer to Course Search for prerequisite information for the relevant course.

    For details about how your application will be assessed please read the admissions criteria information.

      • Indicative entry standards: Mid-year 2018
        Course Indicative minimum ATAR Indicative minimum WAM (%)
        Bachelor of Arts 85.00 70
        Bachelor of Arts (Extended) Range of criteria used for selection (minimum ATAR is 50.00) Range of criteria used for selection
        Bachelor of Commerce 95.00 70
        Bachelor of Design 87.00 70
        Diploma in General Studies Range of criteria used for selection (minimum ATAR is 50.00) Range of criteria used for selection
        Bachelor of Music Range of criteria used for selection Range of criteria used for selection
        Bachelor of Science 85.00 70

        Please note that reaching indicative entry level doesn’t guarantee a place, as the actual entry standard will depend on the demand for our available places.

    • Submit your course application

      Apply through VTAC by 5.00 pm on 8 June 2018.

      Please note, when you apply you must disclose any tertiary study you’ve undertaken at another institution.

      • Current University of Melbourne students

        If you’re a current domestic or international University of Melbourne student applying for a different course, you’ll need to apply through VTAC.

        Melbourne Chancellors Scholars

        If you’re a Melbourne Chancellors Scholar seeking a place in another course, apply for the standard version of the course through VTAC as a first step. For example, if you’re interested in the Bachelor of Science (Melbourne Chancellors Scholarship), apply for the Bachelor of Science. Once you receive your offer, email us at (and include your student ID in the email) and we’ll apply your Melbourne Chancellors Scholarship status to the new course.

        International students granted permanent residency

        If you’re an international student who has been granted Australian permanent residency, you don’t need to reapply to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in the same course. Follow these instructions to let us know and you’ll automatically be considered for a CSP. Please note that your application will be treated competitively with the rest of the application pool and selection will be based on your academic record.

    • Access Melbourne

      Access Melbourne is the University of Melbourne’s equity program for domestic students. If you’re eligible under any of the program’s categories, you may receive a guaranteed place in one of five specified undergraduate degrees at a reduced ATAR, subject to course prerequisites. We have scholarships and grants that can ease the financial load, and a housing program to get you securely settled close to campus.

      • If you’re eligible, apply for Access Melbourne

        If circumstances got in the way of achieving your best at school, or if you’re a mature age non-school leaver you may be eligible for Access Melbourne.

        The categories include:

        • Disadvantaged financial background
        • Applicants from rural or isolated areas
        • Under-represented schools
        • Difficult circumstances
        • Disability or medical condition
        • Non-English speaking background
        • Recognition as an Indigenous Australian
        • Non-school leaver
    • Submit all necessary results and SEAS documentation (if applicable)

      Once you’ve lodged your course application, you’ll also need to submit Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application on the VTAC website by 5.00 pm on 8 June 2018.

      Please note: If you are transferring to the University of Melbourne after completing one or more semesters of tertiary study you are ineligible for Access Melbourne (unless you completed single subjects, bridging schemes or extension studies as part of Year 12 or are eligible for the non-school leaver entry pathway).

      • Current tertiary students

        If you're a current tertiary student at an Australian institution, your Semester 1, 2018 results will in most cases be automatically available to the University via VTAC (even if the results are released after the application closing date).

        Please make sure your VTAC registration contains all required details about your current/previous tertiary enrolment. If VTAC cannot automatically access your tertiary results they will contact you – it will then become your responsibility to provide your results to VTAC in hardcopy.

        If your current tertiary institution does not officially release Semester 1 2018 results by 5.00 pm on Monday 9 July we may be unable to assess your application. We anticipate that we will be able to automatically access Semester 1, 2018 results for most major Victorian tertiary institutions, with the exception of La Trobe University.

        If you are currently studying at La Trobe you may wish to source official results and provide these directly to the University of Melbourne by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 11 July. Any La Trobe results submitted directly must be on official La Trobe letterhead and be signed/stamped by the University – a print-out of your results from your student portal account is insufficient and will not be considered. Official endorsed results can be scanned and emailed to: (please include your VTAC ID number and the course you have applied for).

      • Results obtained outside Australia
        If you have results attained outside of Australia for any tertiary studies (university or TAFE) or Year 12, submit these to VTAC in support of your application. See the VTAC website for more information.
    • Check if you have received an offer

      All University of Melbourne mid-year offers will be released on either Tuesday 26 June or Friday 13 July. Check your VTAC account (after 2pm) to see if you have been offered a place.

      If you have been successful, an email offer from the University will be sent to you on the same afternoon with a link to the ‘get started’ website, on how to accept your offer and enrol.

      Please note, if you do not receive an offer in Round 1, it may be because we have not received your results for consideration yet. You’ll need to wait until Round 2.

    • Credit (advanced standing)

      As soon as you receive your offer, you can apply for credit (advanced standing). Credit means you won’t have to repeat subjects that have equivalents in your new course, and you’ll be able to finish your course sooner.

      More details on applying for credit will be sent to you along with your offer.